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052  Geographic Classification (R)

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator Code source
blank character Library of Congress Classification
1 U.S. Department of Defense Classification
7 Source specified in subfield ‡2
2nd Indicator Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Geographic classification area code (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡b Geographic classification subarea code (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡d Populated place name (R) Optional/Optional
‡2 Code source (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

A geographic classification code that represents the geographic area and, if applicable, the geographic subarea and populated place name covered by an item. The code provides more precise geographic access than the codes contained in field 043. Use separate 052 fields for each geographic area code and any related subarea codes associated with the item. Use subfield ‡d for the name of the geographic area. Use field 552 to record geographic data in note form.

1st indicator

Code source. A value that indicates the code source in subfield ‡a and information in the other subfields.

 
blank character

Library of Congress Classification. Derive the geographic area code from the Library of Congress Classification—Class G (http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeLCC/G-text.pdf) from the range G3190-G9980 and expanded Cutter number lists for place names. Cutter numbers for place names in the United States are also published in Geographic Cutter Numbers (http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/GCutter.pdf).

 
1

U.S. Department of Defense Classification. The geographic classification code is from the U.S. Department of Defense Classification system.

 
7

Source specified in subfield ‡2. The geographic classification code is from a source other than one specified by the other defined values and for which an identifying code is given in subfield ‡2.

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
‡a Geographic classification area code

A numeric or alphanumeric code representing the main geographic area covered by an item. If the 1st indicator value is blank ( blank character ), the code is a four-to-six digit number. If the number is longer than four digits, a decimal point follows the fourth digit. To derive the area code, omit the letter G from the LC class number found in the Library of Congress Classification—Class G (http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeLCC/G-text.pdf) from the range G3190-G9980. If the 1st indicator value is 7, a code from another source is used and that source is given in subfield ‡2. Use a separate 052 field for each geographic area code.

052     3700
651   0 United States ‡v Maps.
052     4290
651   0 Oregon ‡v Maps.
052     4292 ‡b M6
651   0 Mount Hood National Forest (Or.) ‡v Maps.
052     4293 ‡b M8
651   0 Multnomah County (Or.) ‡v Maps.
052     4294 ‡b P6
651   0 Portland (Or.) ‡v Maps.
‡b Geographic classification subarea code

A geographic or geopolitical subarea code related to the geographic area coded in subfield ‡a. If the 1st indicator value is blank ( blank character ), the code is an alphanumeric Cutter derived from the Library of Congress Classification—Class G (http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeLCC/G-text.pdf) or the expanded Cutter number lists for place names found in Geographic Cutter Numbers (http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/GCutter.pdf). Use a separate subfield ‡b for each geographic subarea code.

052     7144 ‡b B2
651   0 Baku (Azerbaijan) ‡v Maps.
052     4332 ‡b G7
651   0 Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.) ‡v Maps.
052     5774 ‡b E2 ‡b G5
651
  0 Edinburgh (Scotland) ‡v Maps.
651   0 Glasgow (Scotland) ‡v Maps.
052     4284 ‡b S4
052     4283 ‡b K3
651
  0 Seattle (Wash.) ‡v Maps.
651   0 King County (Wash.) ‡v Maps.
052     3804 ‡b N4:2M3 ‡b N4:2W3 ‡b N4:2M513 ‡b N4
651   0 Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) ‡v Maps.
651   0 Wall Street (New York, N.Y.) ‡v Maps.
651   0 Midtown Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) ‡v Maps.
651   0 New York (N.Y.) ‡v Maps.
‡d Populated place name

The approved form of name for a populated place. If a short form of the name has been approved in the case of a name established by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, use that form in preference to the full form of the name.

052 1   BK ‡d Mostar
651   0 Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) ‡v Maps.
‡2 Code source

A code for the source of the geographic classification code. See Classification Scheme Source Codes (http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/classification.html).

052 7   912.6894 ‡2 ddc
651   0 Zambia ‡v Maps.
‡8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ‡8, see Control Subfields.

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 052.

This page last revised: March 23, 2016